It has almost been a full year since the day Edna Lollback-Burkinshaw recalls her life shattered.
Standing her kitchen inside her Wagga home on July 23, 2019, she was delivered the news that her husband of almost 30 years had died in a horrific accident near The Rock.
"That night my daughter had brought me dinner and I'd just put it into the microwave to wait for Peter to come home," Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw said.
"I'd just sat down when I heard a car come into the driveway. She'd only just left, but it was my daughter and her husband.
"They told me to come back inside, said 'we have something to tell you'.
"I knew it was something bad. When they told me, I just fell to pieces."
Her husband, Peter Burkinshaw, had been found dead beside his ute at his grandson's farm near The Rock.
Police believe he had tried to stop the ute from rolling. He was just a week and a half shy of celebrating his 75th birthday.
"It certainly does not feel like it was 12 months ago already, it's gone by so fast," Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw said.
In the year since that tragic day, Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw has pieced back her life.
The couple had lived their entire lives together in Wagga, giving much of their time to volunteer organisations, including the Cancer Council.
"He was the most generous man. If you ever needed anything, all you had to do was ask and he'd do anything for you," Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw said.
On May 23, the couple would have marked their 28th wedding anniversary. But instead, Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw faced the day without her husband for the first time.
Having endured her own health complications, she admits the past year would have been agonising without the strength and support of her extended family.
"They all had their own lives, but they've been so good to me, taking care of me, I could not have done it without them," she said.
To mark the first anniversary of his passing, Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw is preparing to honour her late husband's memory with a fitting tribute.
"I'm having a bagpiper come to his cemetery to play on July 23, at the same time he died, which was after 5pm," she said.
"He always wanted to go to a military tattoo but as a farmer he could never find the time to get away."
Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw recalls at least three times in their shared life when her husband had planned to be at a military tattoo. But each time it eluded him.
"He made an effort over and over again, but it never happened for him," Ms Lollback-Burkinshaw said.
"We'll bring it to him. I'd like to think that he'll hear it no in the afterlife."